Keyboard impact on spell checker


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Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Q241173


The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft PowerPoint 2000


When you select a different default language, and then type text in any new text
frames, slides, or presentations, Microsoft PowerPoint still checks the spelling
using your original language settings.

For example, when you do the following, the text is marked as misspelled by

1. On the Tools menu, click Language.

2. Click the language that you want to be the new default language, and then
click Default.

3. Click Yes.

4. Create a new slide and type some words from the new default language.

Also, if you check the language setting for this new text, you find that it has
reverted back to the original language setting.


This problem occurs when your keyboard language setting is different from the
language that you selected in PowerPoint. The keyboard setting takes precedence
over any other language setting in PowerPoint.


To change the default language in PowerPoint, you must install the appropriate
keyboard language support files.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at
the beginning of this article.


To find out how to install and switch to different keyboard language layouts:

1. On the Start menu click Help.

2. On the Index tab, type "keyboard" (without the quotation marks) as a keyword.

3. Under the keyboard topic, click the subtopic "languages, layouts", and then
click Display

NOTE: You must already have the appropriate language dictionaries installed to be
able to check the spelling correctly in any Microsoft Office 2000 program.